Self Admiration 

Self Admiration.. Ibn Hazm said:

“Whoever is tested with self-admiration, let him think of his faults; if he admires his virtues, let him think of his bad manners and attitude. If he cannot find any, to the point that he thinks that he has no faults, then he should realise that his problem is chronic and that he is the most imperfect of men, and he has the most faults and least discernment. That is because he is feeble-minded and ignorant, and there is no fault worse than these two, because the wise man is the one who can see faults in himself and tries to overcome them, whereas the foolish man is the one who is ignorant of his own faults.

If you admire your opinions, then think of the number of times you got it wrong; remember them and do not forget them. Think of every time you expressed your opinions and it turned out to be wrong, and someone else got it right and you were mistaken.

If you admire your knowledge, then remember that it is not from yourself; rather it is a pure gift from Allaah (swt) that was given to you by your Lord, so do not respond to it in a way that angers Him, for He may cause you to forget it by means of a problem with which He may test you, which my result in you forgetting what you have learned and memorised.

If you are impressed by your brothers’ praise for you, the think of the criticism of your enemies; then your self-admiration will disperse. If you have no enemies, there is nothing good in you; there is no one whose status is lower than the one who has no enemy.

It is no more than the status of the one who has no blessing from Allaah (swt) for which he is to be envied, may Allaah keep us safe and sound. If you think little of your faults, then think of them if people found out about them. Imagine people finding out about them, then you will be embarrassed and will recognise your shortcomings.”

[Al-Akhlaaq Was-Siyar, p. 71]

# Wake up call

Shaykh Ayman Muhammad Haroush, a member from the Shura counsel of Ahraar Shaam, comments on the complaints by some concerning the ties between Jabhat Nusra in Syria and the Al-Qaedah command in Afghanistan.

“I pity the minds who think that the Russians and the west strikes us and aids Bashar because of the presence of Al-Qaedah or an Islamic project, and they think that if only FSA were present then the situation would be different. And my pity increases when people say this who are described as scholars, theorist and researcher. Without looking at my agreement or disagreement concerning the emergence of Al-Qaedah. This is a  search for the reason why the world is hostile towards us and why they aid Bashar.

Those who know how the new world order was established and what its methods are after the fall of the Islamic Caliphate realizes that this world will not let a Muslim country reach its freedom. Even if it were ruled democratic, because democracy in our countries will open the door for someone who the west doesn’t want, that’s why they overthrew Arabic democratic governments and installed and aided dictatorships.

Is there any Al-Qaedah in Burma, and was there any Al-Qaedah in Bosnia? Nevertheless they destroyed it over the heads of its people. Was there any Al-Qaedah in Western Timor and was there any Al-Qaedah in Chechnya? And was the Algerian government which they overthrew and the government of Egypt not democratic? Our revolution stayed for over a year without the emergence of any Islamic movement, but the betrayal stayed still the same.”

– From his Facebook page.

Jihad For The Sake of Bay’ah!

# Jihaad for the sake of pledges!

Shaykh Ayman Zawahiri very elequently stated:

“We have endured much harm from Abu Bakr Al-Badghadi and his brothers, and I decided to respond with as little as possible, because we were keen to extinguish the fire of turmoil, and we wanted to leave space for the people of good to re-conciliate between the Mujahideen. But Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi did not leave us a choice, they have requested from all the Mujahideen to break their authentic oaths, and to give their pledges to what they claimed was a Caliphate. Furthermore the issue of these brother has reached to them appointing themselves leaders over the Muslims without any consultation, and without any care for their misery and suffering. Their only concern was collecting pledges and breaking ranks. At the time when our brothers in Somalia were confronted by the Crusaders in a fierce campaign, when the local and international enemies allied against them. And at the time when they were tried with the Martyrdom of the scholar, the leader, the Mujahid Mukhtar Abu Zubayr and his companions, may Allah’s vast mercy be upon them. The only concern of these brothers was them requesting Harakat Al-Shabaab to break off from their Emirate, and to give their pledge to what they appointed as a Caliph without consultation from the Muslims.

And at the time when our brothers in the Islamic Maghreb were confronted with French Crusader and American campaigns, which they mobilize against them, and they establish bases to fight against them. The only concern of these brothers was them requesting the Mujahideen from the Islamic Maghreb to break off from their Emirate, and to give their pledges to what they appointed as a Caliphate without consultation from the Muslims. And at the time when our brothers in the Arabian Peninsula were confronted with a Crusader Safawi secularist Houthi campaign. The only concern of these brothers was them requesting the soldiers of Al-Qaedah in the Arabian Peninsula to break off from their Emirate, and to give their pledges to what they appointed as a Caliphate without consultation from the Muslims. Rather the issues has even reached to Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi stating in his speech that the Houthis did not find anyone who would confront them. And at the time when Gaza was burning from the Israeli bombs, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi did not support them with merely one word. Rather his only concern was that all the Mujahideen would pledge their oaths, after he appointed himself as a Caliph without consulting them.

And at the time when Waziristan was burning from a campaign by the treacherous Pakistani army in cooperation with American espionage planes. This campaign which was announced officially approximately twenty days before Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi announced himself as a Caliph without consultation from the Muslims. At this time Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi did not bother himself to mention Waziristan with merely one word. And his only concern was that the soldiers of Al-Qaedah would break off from it, and that they would give their pledges to the Caliph who they appointed without consultation from the Muslims. And at the time when our brothers in the patient and defiant Afghanistan were fighting one of the biggest battles in Islamic history, and were writing a noble page in it, under the leadership of our leader and the leader of Al-Baghdadi who broke his oath, the leader of the Muslims Mullah Muhammad Umar Mujahid. At this time Al-Baghdadi did not mention them with merely one word, while they are confronted by American airstrikes and NATO campaigns, and while the prisons of Pakistan and Afghanistan are filled with tens of thousands of their prisoners. The only concern of Al-Baghdadi and his brothers was that the soldiers of the Islamic Emirate would break their oath to the leader of the believers.”

(Taken from the first episode of the series of audio messages tittles “The Islamic Spring”)